New photo video app

Update adding Flipagram on earlier published post 13th September 2014 changed title – Everlapse photo & video app

Added new app Flipagram, please scroll down to for more information and download links.

Always on the look out for digital applications to create great visual content. I just stumbled upon this Instagram application to engage followers and viewers and share on other social platforms as well. Everlapse a new visual sharing tool with a community released last summer July 2013, the app creates photo collections called clips in a repeating slideshow of 20 images. An iOs app is free downloadable on Itunes App Store.

Android users can only create an Instagram Highlights reel using Everlapse website connecting with your Instagram account. Although its fun to see the result and sharing it on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr, without the release of an Android app its hard to make other flipbooks or photo albums. This is Asianfoodtrail Everlapse Instagram Highlights reel demo for now, would love to try the other options untill an Android version is released soon.


New Photo Video app

It’s here, Flipagram and available for Android, Appstore and Windows phones! What is Flipagram?

Flipagram ( lets you turn the pictures on your phone into short photo-video stories, set to music you love. Flipagrams are fun to make, easy to share and have as many uses as there are stories to tell. Source: Crunchbase

“These days, you have to strike while the app is hot.” This is the opening sentence in article on the Startup behind Flipagram, which appeared in the WSJ (click link for full review), which is seeking to raise an investment in the tens of millions that could value the Startup as high as roughly $300 million at the beginning early January this year.

I have downloaded the free Anroid version on my Samsung Note 3, with Flipagram I can use my mobile snapshots or even from other services into animated slideshows. You can add music, some less than 30 seconds are free or pay for premium features to download your favorite music or a personalized watermark. While Flipagram is not even a year old, it is a great example how fast mobile apps can amass significant followings.

Here is my photo video highlights of several dishes for #dinnertonight published on 29 September 2014,  Asianfoodtrail_com Instagram account  or another Instagram viewer Enjoygram. These two applications are for webview of Instagram photos taken with your smartphone.

Back-up and full on A-live

Months have past since my last blog entry, while amidst all planning what to do next, sad news came around the corner which made me halt and reflect on my life. News, images, stories it all came along my minds eye at odd moments, randomly thoughts thinking it were just moments in reality it had taken much longer as in weeks of not being very productive on my time-line. It finally turned around after cleaning out a large storage cramped with stuff of a decade ago, while throwing out almost everything we only kept heirlooms and memorabilia of a family business long gone. Taking charge we finally have a large space free of junk and  it feels good, the next is actually our shed but that’s at another time.

Finally having the luxury to avoid school breaks, we combined work with vacation to fly off to Thailand next week accompanied by curious friends and family to meet former colleagues who have chosen Thailand as their retirement home thus becoming locals. The creative buzz of travel, working on new projects with trial and errors is always challenging but never boring. While initially preparing to get a website live in native Dutch, finalizing proof-read e-cookbook, in between cooking up a storm before it gets buried underneath new fun’s, want’s and on-the-road goodies.

We turned everything upside down by choosing a new template multi-language encouraged by my social media followers to reach out and me not ending up translating by individual request as I did previously. So English to start of in combination with handy apps to post live while on-the-road. Working on new discoveries, transferring information, geeky gadget tips and musings with something to munch, share and hopefully enjoy reading all together.

Sharing tips and information comes natural to me with a huge passion for diverse communities and people, immensely enjoy networking. The hobby got a bit out of hand and now it’s work but fun work, bringing me to new places, following trends and great finds.

Taking charge being back up, having everything ready and good to go Asianfoodtrail website with content growing a-live. Started typing this post on the fly on a new editor app thinking it would load-up directly, that was the whole idea of being mobile and connect whenever, wherever. Well the last part as in wherever is promising but the whenever as in wireless connected and functionality hopefully earns its worth soon and fast.